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UT Health San Antonio, University Hospital begin second phase of clinical trial for promising COVID-19 drug

May 13, 2020
 

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, fohn@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (May 11, 2020) — The COVID-19 Infectious Disease team at UT Health San Antonio and University Health System is beginning the second stage of the remdesivir clinical trial, which is being sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID. This second phase of […]



Emergency Health Sciences student killed in car crash

May 13, 2020
 

Asante Sebastian Contreras, age 20, and a student in the Department of Emergency Health Sciences Paramedic Certification Program at UT Health San Antonio, died in a traffic crash on Sunday, May 3, in San Antonio. Contreras worked as an emergency medical technician for an ambulance service in San Antonio and, as a student in the […]


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FDA gives emergency authorization to COVID-19 drug

May 4, 2020
 

Remdesivir is the first anti-viral drug that has been shown to benefit patients with COVID-19 in a randomized clinical trial.



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FDA gives emergency authorization to COVID-19 drug being tested by UT Health San Antonio, University Hospital

May 2, 2020
 

SAN ANTONIO (May 1, 2020) — The FDA on May 1 gave emergency authorization to a new anti-viral drug to treat patients with COVID-19. The announcement was made during an afternoon news conference by President Trump. It comes two days after the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released preliminary results of a […]



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Remdesivir showing success in combating COVID-19

April 30, 2020
 

Early results of a COVID-19 treatment study being conducted in San Antonio shows a faster recovery time and fewer deaths for patients.



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Early results show new COVID-19 drug being tested in San Antonio is working

April 29, 2020
 

Media contacts: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 210-232-5998, fohn@uthscsa.edu Shelley Kofler: (512) 294-5224, shelley.kofler@uhs-sa.com UT Health San Antonio researcher is leading study site at University Health System SAN ANTONIO (April 30, 2020) — Early results of a COVID-19 treatment study being conducted in San Antonio shows a faster recovery time and fewer deaths for patients on the […]